Gear Watch: Ampeg announces two new SVT-PRO series heads

Ampeg SVT-7PRO

Ampeg announced two new heads in their popular SVT-PRO Series, the SVT-7PRO and SVT-8PRO. Both heads are light-weight rack-mountable units designed to deliver high wattage and tonal flexibility.

The SVT-7PRO is a compact head, weighing in at only 15 pounds. The head features a flexible 5-position mid tone control, remote switching FX loop, and an onboard variable compressor. The tube preamp includes a premium JJ 12AX7 that feeds the Class-D power section. The amp is designed to match the all-new PRO NEO Series or Heritage Series enclosures.

Ampeg SVT-8PRO

The SVT-8PRO offers the highest output of any head created by Ampeg, delivering up to 2500W of RMS power in a compact, lightweight design. The all-tube preamp, lightweight Class-D power section and classic Ampeg tone controls in a head that fits in two rack spaces.

“For bassists, the value can’t get any better,” remarks Ampeg product manager, Zane Williams. “Just look at the power alone, that’s only 80 cents a watt. Then think about the killer tone, plus how portable and lightweight it is—we are very happy with the SVT-7PRO. These new heads create powerful new possibilities. Complete a high-output bass rig by pairing either of these with the lightweight PRO NEO series cabinets, or any classic Ampeg enclosure for that matter—it’s unbridled power at its best.”

The Ampeg SVT-7PRO is now available and has a U.S. MSRP of $1,119.99. The SVT-8PRO has estimated availability in the first quarter of 2010 and will have a U.S. MSRP of $3,359.99.

For more information, visit Ampeg’s web site.

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